This is a discussion on Appendix Carry - Comfortable, Concealable, Quickest within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ssmtbracer I Have a G30 also and was wondering what holster are you using? It's not considered a conventional holster,.. I use ...
I have been carrying since I turned 21 and received my permit in the mail, nearly 30yrs ago. I have carried in every position on the body and I liked some aspects of all positions.
However, after training for this long in the manner that I train, I have come to the conclusion that for my situations and lifestyle that pocket carry is the ultimate for me. I make a habit of going about my business with my right hand in my pocket on my gun most of the time when in areas that warrant due diligence. I have also discovered through trial at the range that I can have 2 rounds on target from pocket carry before I can sweep a garment and clear leather with the gun from any position on my body. Also, I figure that if my attacker can have his hand on his gun, I can have my hand on my gun.
I pocket carry a semi and a j-frame.
Like I said, this is just me....YMMV.
I have carried off and on AIWB since the 1980s, starting with a now-discontinued Desantis vertical IWB that was made to be somewhat universal. I moved on to some excellent Eagle Industries nylon fabric IWB holsters, also now discontinued. As I carry my duty pistol at 0300, AIWB is generally for a second weapon, as I like to always wear the primary weapon at 0300, 24/7. When I either retire or move to a permanent plainclothes assignment, I may transition to AIWB as the primary carry spot, by working to build plenty of "muscle memory" over time. (Actually, muscles don't remember; it is the brain.)
Lately, I have started wearing an SP101 at appendix in a Kramer Crossdraw, outside the pants, when wearing a certain cover garment. Now that One Source Tactical now lists kydex AIWB holsters for the P229, I want to try one soon.
To the OP:
I wear mine in front-crossdraw OWB (at 11:00) for most of your given reasons, but I will add one more that gives it an extra "point". The ability to draw with either hand (cavalry draw).
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Appendix is a great option for women who want carry on body, as well.
I am gonna have to try this type of carry.......
well I guess I'm the odd man out. My HN Mr. Softy arrived and I've been trying appendix carry. I don't think it's the right method for me. I'm too dang skinny and it's very uncomfortable. I was really hoping this would be a nice alternative for carry.
I recently changed my appendix holster to ride about half an inch higher than I had it before, and found it to be more comfortable for me. Before, the gun would dig in under my ribs and into my pelvis when I sat. Now, the slide rides up over my rib when I bend at the waist, and it helped a lot. I'm starting to wonder if a larger gun might actually work just as well.
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You guys are getting me antsy to receive my Sideguard holster for my LCR. I was shooting for appendix carry, but after reading some reviews or posts or something, actually asked to have it ride lower that usual.
PA that is what I use to carry my J frame AIWB. I them lower it to the belt line and I find it a well made comfortable holster. It will be worth the wait.
I'll let you know how it works.
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